New Vanity

Monday, April 1, 2013
Hi Everyone!  I am officially moved in to my new place.  Yay!  I still have about 15 bags/boxes to unpack, and I figured if I do one a day, I'll finish up in 2 weeks.  That's fair, right?  In the meantime, I'm messing around w/ some DIY. =)

How do you like my new vanity?  I am absolutely loving it!  And I'm pretty proud I did it all myself.  The desk I'm using is from Ikea (Micke), and runs around $50ish.  I'm sure you could scour for a nice 2nd hand one, but I don't have the patience, lol.  The stool is also from Ikea.  The mirrors are from Target, and most importantly, the lights are from Home Depot ($11.97 per frame + $5 for a pack of 4 light bulbs).

Basically, I put together all the furniture.  Then I figured out where I wanted my mirror to hang, and then placed my lights around it.  Here is the video I used to get my lights vanity ready:

Rosey Qu makes the whole process seem easy, and it really is.  I was a little intimidated at first, especially since we're dealing with electrical wire, but I just bought everything she did (except a 3 light bulb frame and skipped the dimmer).and it was easy peasy.

I am only planning to use these 4 light bulbs...I think 6 would be too bright.  I've considered unplugging the middle two and sticking in bulbs to make it look nicer, but...yeah, I'm lazy, hahaha.  I know the rest of the room looks dark, so I'll have to play around to find out if I can shoot videos on this vanity.  I haven't made a nail tut in FOREVER...and I feel bad that I have all these new subbies.  So yeah, I need to step up. LOL  Here's a pic of my vanity when I was still deciding how to do the lights.  You can't tell, but it's hard to do my makeup because the lighting is really bad in the room.  At least w/ my new lights, my face will be even (in theory...), hehe.

Anyhoo, I've got to hit the sack, but feel free to leave any questions in the comments, if you want to know more about my vanity or whatever.=)

Till next time!

1. I bought all the materials for this vanity myself.
2. I was not paid for this blog.
3. I am not affiliated with any of the companies I mentioned.
4. These are my honest opinions.


Rosey Qu said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for the shout out! It looks great! Glad I could help!